Travel to Budapest

COVID-19 measures for travel to Hungary

COVID-19 travel restrictions have been lifted in Hungary. Travelers do not need to provide proof of vaccination, recovery from COVID-19, or a negative test result.

You can find the latest information on the official website of the European Union:

You can also check the latest information on air travel regulations on the IATA website.


Visa

Hungary is part of the Schengen Area of 26 European countries. For non-Schengen EU, USA, and Canadian citizens a valid passport is sufficient to enter Hungary. Citizens of other countries should check whether a visa is needed for them when entering Hungary (for more information please visit the home page of the Hungarian Consular Service (www.konzuliszolgalat.kormany.hu) On request, the Congress Secretariat will issue invitation letters for visa applications. Please apply in due time for a visa if necessary and note that visa application takes 30-60 days and the personal procedure is necessary. Download the visa application guide in PDF format.

Invitation letter

Please contact golob@congressline.hu for an invitation letter.


Travel by Plane

Budapest has direct flight connections with every capital of Europe and other major cities and hubs in Europe and worldwide. Most major airlines are also presented in Budapest. Any point in the world can be reached to and from Budapest. Liszt Ferenc International Airport (former Ferihegy Airport) has two terminals roughly 28 kilometers from the city. Since 2004 several low-cost airlines have been running their flights between Budapest and large European cities (Ryanair, Wizzair, Germanwings, EasyJet, Air Baltic, Air Lingus, Norwegian, Air Berlin, Jet2, Transavia, TUI Fly, etc).

Official website of Liszt Ferenc International Airport: www.bud.hu

Travel by Train

Budapest is connected to the European railway system. There are direct railway links between Budapest and 13 capital cities of Europe and 47 international scheduled trains arrive daily in Budapest. Many international trains have dining and sleeping cars or couchettes. Most international express trains arrive and depart from the Eastern (Keleti) Railway Station.

Official website of MÁV Hungarian Railway Company: www.mav-start.hu

Travel by Coach

Volánbusz Rt., being a member of Eurolines, operates scheduled services to several European countries. (Official website:  www.volanbusz.hu/en)

FlixBus, a unique combination of a tech startup, e-commerce platform, and sustainable transportation company allows travelers to experience the world, no matter their budget. (Official website: www.flixbus.com)


How to get to the event venue from the Airport?

To reach the event venue (Budapest Marriott Hotel) there are several means of transport. See all available options by clicking here.

Taxi

To avoid any inconvenience, please use any of the recommended taxi companies. Please note, that all licensed Budapest taxi companies have yellow cabs and have uniform fares for all companies, placed clearly visible on the screens. You should be advised that taking the offers of non-contracted taxi companies and individuals offering their services inside the airport terminal building may pose risks.

Főtaxi: +36 1 222 22 22  www.fotaxi.hu
Pre-orders by e-mail: rendel@fotaxi.hu
Pre-orders online: click here
Order at the airport: Főtaxi is the official partner of the Liszt Ferenc International Airport, with onsite dispatch booths on both terminals. Reservations can be made in person at the booths located at the exits of terminals 2A and 2B.

City Taxi: +36 1 211 11 11, www.citytaxi.hu
Pre-orders by e-mail: order@citytaxi.hu
Order at the airport: when you get your luggage, call +36 1 2 111 118 (choose button 1 if you are at terminal 2A, button 2 if you are at terminal 2B).

Fares should be around 27-35 EUR per route (airport-city center) per car. Bank card payment is available in all taxi cabs of both Főtaxi and City Taxi.

Shuttle Bus

The ​miniBUD service​ offers reasonable rates for passengers from the airport to the event venue or to inner city hotels. One-way transfer is around 20 EUR, return transfer is around 36 EUR. (Tel: +36 1 550 0000; official website & orders: www.minibud.hu)

Public Transport

Public shuttle bus number 100E to the city center (Deák Ferenc tér, with two drop-off points at Kálvin tér and at Astoria) departs every 30 minutes from the airport. Deák Ferenc tér is within 6-8 min (550 m) walking distance from the event venue. This service is available only with a special ticket (2,200 HUF). To see details, click here.